Man convicted for having sex with 12-year-old girl


A 23-year-old man has been convicted of defiling a 12-year-old girl in a bathhouse at Ashongman Estates by an Accra Circuit Court.

Christian Fianyo, self-employed, pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement.

The court presided over by Mrs. Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison, convicted Fianyo on his own plea but deferred sentencing to January 17.

Prosecuting, Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei, who held the brief of Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, said the complainant is a building contractor residing at Ashongman Estates and father of the victim.

He said Fianyo also resides at Ashongman where he operates a drinking spot near a bakery where the victim and her sister are normally sent to buy bread.

The prosecution said On November 5, last year, at about 7:00pm, the victim was sent to purchase bread but since the baking was not complete the victim decided to wait at the accused person’s drinking spot.

The prosecution said Fianyo then bought some oranges for the victim and lured her to a bathhouse where he had sexual intercourse with her.

The Prosecutor said the victim complained to her father and a report was made to the Police.

The complainant was issued with a medical report form to send the victim to the hospital for examination.

Prosecution said Fianyo was later arrested.

Source: GNA